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Thanks Captain Obvious: UC Davis Study Uses Twitter to Show Public Becoming More Desensitized to ‘Pandemic Life’

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Researchers at the University of California-Davis say the public is getting desensitized to the coronavirus pandemic, especially when it comes to following pandemic-era safety measures. Who is shocked by this? Nonetheless, the study was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Infodemiology.

The study looks at how the public responded to COVID-19 articles currently and compared the reactions on Twitter since early 2020.  Communications doctoral student Hannah Stevens says the public has come a long way since the toilet paper panic-buying days.

The “Objective” of the study states: “In this work, we examine the effect of fear-inducing news articles on people’s expression of anxiety on Twitter. Additionally, we investigate desensitization to fear-inducing health news over time, despite the steadily rising COVID-19 death toll.”

“COVID-19 has made an indelible mark on history, and now it’s time to consider what went wrong so we can do better in communicating more effectively during future health crises, and even now, as the delta variant becomes more widespread,” Stevens says in a university release.

“First and foremost, we need to understand how and why scary health news lost impact over time, despite the rapidly increasing death toll” added Stevens. “Our study shows a need to delve deeper into how to re-sensitize the public and motivate them to take action in the face of an ongoing emergency,” she says.

How to re-sensitize the public? Stevens and her colleagues need to take a better look at the absolutely conflicting advice and information that has been vomited from the government, the Centers for Disease Control and the mainstream media as well as the hypocritical actions by those putting the mandates in place.

The public wasn’t just desensitized due to the overload of information, they were sick and tired of being manipulated and lied to. Stevens and the study go on to say “Testing the effectiveness of various health-risk communication strategies could quite possibly mean the difference between life and death in the future,” Stevens adds.

“If another health crisis occurred today, or COVID-19 takes another turn for the worse, it is essential for public health officials to consider that they are communicating to a desensitized public. I hope that this paper can be an impetus to get that discussion started” concludes Stevens.

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4 Comments

  1. IraMad

    July 21, 2021 at 9:29 am

    I see a survival rate of 99+% and I just can’t keep from being angry! Our world was completely overturned…and for what? Media over-hype frightened the entire planet…and for what? American deaths, regardless of cause, were incentivized by the establishment, causing COVID death figures that were shocking…exactly as planned. Any non-government information, from hundreds of researchers and doctors, was CENSORED by lapdog media. Truth is verboten!
    Desensitized? Maybe not accurate. Perhaps angry…shocked…stunned better describes what’s happening. Americans know we’ve been lied to and manipulated. It’s not desensitized. We no longer TRUST our leaders. We no longer have faith that media is independent and honest. We no longer trust SCIENCE, as it’s been weaponized against us. We have lost faith in EVERYTHING we trusted before. America is in shock! We aren’t desensitized, we’re damned mad! We’re just not going to fall for these control mechanisms anymore. We know our government was stolen! We know the CABAL is focused on destruction, not improvement.
    No. We’re AWAKE, not desensitized. No more blind obedience toward the invaders!
    I’m convinced the author of this puff piece has been DESENSITIZED!

  2. Staber

    July 21, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Leave it up to some study to waste time telling us what is painfully obvious

  3. Jorge

    July 21, 2021 at 10:16 am

    “First and foremost, we need to understand how and why scary health news lost impact over time, despite the rapidly increasing death toll” added Stevens. “Our study shows a need to delve deeper into how to re-sensitize the public and motivate them to take action in the face of an ongoing emergency,” she says. – Basically propagate fear for the sake of fear. People realized this was a hoax when 99.9% of the people around them weren’t dropping dead out of nowhere.

  4. Vee

    July 21, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    @ Iramad: Excellent comment, smack-dab accurate and well said, besides.

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